Honorary Fellow at Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, University of Melbourne

Dave is a passionate advocate of public engagement by scientists (especially on social media) and has been involved in a number of organisations such as the Australian Society of Medical Research and the Australian Academy of Science.

He is also a vocal proponent of evidence-based medicine and has written extensively on the topic, including on issues surrounding HPV vaccination. His current role is as the Director of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at the Victorian Cytology Service where he is preparing for the primary HPV-based National Cervical Screening Program beginning in 2017.

Experience

  • 2014–present
    Honorary Fellow, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Univeristy of Melbourne
  • 2012–2014
    Research Officier, The Florey Institute for Neuroscience and Mental Health
  • 2009–2011
    Research Fellow, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Univeristy of Melbourne

Education

  • 2011 
    Monash University, PhD in Molecular Virology

Publications

  • 2016
    Human papillomavirus vaccination and primary ovarian insufficiency: an association based on ideology rather than evidence., Current Opinion in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • 2015
    Clinical trials: Crowdfunded trials doubly scrutinized, Nature
  • 2015
    Properties of HIV-1 associated cholesterol in addition to raft formation are important for virus infection., Virus Research